Sands Senior House Leaders ready to cheer their team to victory!
On Wednesday 1
February, the VPSHS army (made up of highly enthusiastic students and staff)
invaded the Cleveland Swimming Pool for a day of fun in the sun. The weather
indeed did not disappoint, ensuring an ideal combination of sunshine and blue
sky. Our aspiring 2017 Senior House Leaders had much to live up to, given the
impressive leadership and team work of their predecessors in the past five
years. Such was their performance as carnival leaders that they have now set
the bar at an extremely high point for future leaders to follow! An
unbelievable commitment to ‘rallying’ their respective houses through the
leading of passionate chants, accompanied by amazing enthusiasm and relay team
organisation played a major part in creating the wonderful atmosphere that was
present on the day. Congratulations must go to the many students who attended,
as their participation was excellent and in the right spirit.
As far as
competition goes, this was one of the tightest contests for many years. Only a
handful of points separated the top three houses and in the end it came down to
relay results. We congratulate HEINEMANN HOUSE (566pts) who have extended their
dominance to the pool after taking out last year’s Cross Country and Athletics
Carnivals! An amazing effort with congratulations also needing to go to 2nd
place Sands House (551pts) and 3rd place Master House (540pts) who
were only narrowly edged out. Previous Swimming Carnival juggernauts Benfer
House finished in 4th place on 443 points.
celebrate our standout swimmers, who have achieved the wonderful milestone of
Swimming Age Champion. Our male and female 2017 VPSHS Swimming Age Champions
Years: Ruby Allen and Ryan Thomsen
Years: Tahlia Bryett and Thomas Parkes
Years: Sarah Parkes and Cody Torkington
Years: Ashleigh Whelan and Zach Mottershead
Years: Candace Torkington and Ethan Green
Courtney McCartney and Luke Harvey
must go to all staff and students who worked throughout the day, as they are
the ones who are responsible for another fun and successful carnival.
On Thursday 16 February a team of committed swimmers travelled to the
Bayside District Carnival to represent VPSHS amongst a host of other secondary
and primary schools and colleges. Congratulations to all students who
represented our school, as your effort and commitment to the team could not be
faulted. All we could ask of you was your best and you certainly gave it! In
the end Victoria Point SHS finished in 9th place for the 12-19years
combined scores out of 31 secondary and primary schools and colleges. This was
a great effort considering the work load placed on some students.
Congratulations to Candace Torkington, Luke Harvey and Matthew Devlin who have
qualified to represent the Bayside in the upcoming Regional Carnival. We wish
them the best of luck!